International Outreach Community Service Program

Purpose: GFWC Clubwomen have reached beyond their communities to make a lasting difference in the lives of others throughout the world.  Issues such as hunger, poverty, preventable diseases, human trafficking, the lack of clean drinking water, and education know no boundaries. Although in most cases GFWC members cannot be physically present to assist, there are countless ways to make a lasting difference in the world. GFWC partner agencies provide information and opportunities for members to contribute. Members can be assured donations made through our partner agencies are reaching those in greatest need.
Ideas:
 Make "Days for Girls" kits to provide feminine supplies for girls and women so they may go to school and work. Lacking basic hygiene products, girls are not allowed to attend school when menstruating. Sew drawstring bags and re-usable maxi pads. Add underwear, washcloth, soap, and two Ziplocs to complete the kits.

 Partner with a brewery to host a "Bras and Brews" event. Ask for a contribution for each beer sold and have attendees bring bras for "Free the Girls" to help human trafficking survivors have a safe income selling bras in the second-hand markets.

 Have a "Quarters for Quackers" campaign to raise money for Heifer International. Pass a large jar painted with pictures of geese at meetings to collect loose change. Put similar jars along with information on Heifer at libraries, town fairs, etc. or "Pass the Pig" to collect loose change at your meetings.

 How about a shot of chocolate mousse? Fill shot glasses with this dessert at a club, district, or state meeting and ask for donations for Shot@Life.


GFWC PARTNERSHIPS

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL SEND ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO: Heifer International 1 World Avenue Little Rock, AR  72202 Reference code #V0MYY00GFW000 or donate online at fundraise.heifer.org/GFWC.
Contact: Jill Kilty Newburn, Community Engagement Manager E: gfwc@heifer.org P: 650-823-0589
"Pass It On!" Heifer International gives gifts of livestock and provides environmentally sound agricultural training to families in need around the world as a means of providing self-sufficiency.


OPERATION SMILE Please send all contributions to:  Operation Smile Attn: GFWC 3641 Faculty Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23453 Reference your official club name in the memo line of your check. W: www.operationsmile.org
Please direct all questions to: Greta Boyd, Donor Experience Manager E: gfwc@operationsmile.org P: 877-240-7196

Fund a surgery - as little as $240 can change a child's life forever!

 Request an Operation Smile Donation Box to collect change at the register of your favorite hot spot.

 Participate in our Service Projects to provide comfort to our patients during missions.

 Make Smile Splints (formerly No-No Armbands), children's hospital gowns, blankets/quilts/afghans, and Smile Bags for our patients.
 
 Collect needed items for our Child Life Therapy list and Smile Bag kits.